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Greener neighbourhoods may be good for children’s brains

10 September 2018

Children living in urban greener neighbourhoods may have better spatial working memory, according to new research by UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Sweep

11 July 2018

Our initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Sweep cover a range of themes, from mental health to levels of obesity and risky behaviours.

NCDS 60 years of our lives: a scientific conference celebrating the NCDS at 60

1 January 2018

The National Child Development Study (NCDS) turned 60 years old in March 2018. We organised a special scientific conference to celebrate this anniversary.

Inequalities: Evidence from longitudinal studies

1 November 2017

CLOSER’S 2017 conference on inequalities was an opportunity to share ideas and innovations with longitudinal researchers from across disciplines and sectors, both from the UK and abroad.

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Climbing the housing ladder is getting harder for those whose parents are not owners

23 February 2017

Parents’ home ownership is becoming a more important determinant of their children entering the housing market, according to new research.

Using geographical data in longitudinal studies: Value, challenges & examples

22 November 2016

How do the characteristics of our local neighbourhoods effect our socioeconomic chances, health and wellbeing over the course of our lives? This workshop was hosted by CLOSER.

Webinar: Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study

12 October 2016

This session introduced the study to both first-time and more experienced data users of the 1970 British Cohort Study. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

Parental wealth in childhood and its relationship with children’s development and predictors of wealth in adult life

1 October 2015

For the first time in the history of the UK birth cohort studies, a short measure of parents’ financial assets and debts is available in childhood (Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), age 11) alongside measures of income. This research project aims to understand how parents’ long-term financial position shapes their children’s outcomes from an early stage.

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Children growing up without a garden more likely to be obese

16 September 2015

New research has found that young children with no access to a garden are far more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach seven.

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Moving home not necessarily a ‘bad thing’ for youngsters, study finds

27 May 2015

Many parents worry that the disruption of moving home may be harmful to young children, but a new study suggests that this is not necessarily so.

Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 Sweep

20 November 2014

The fifth MCS survey took place during 2012 when participants were aged 11. Our initial findings from the age 11 survey cover a range of themes, from family structure to child cognitive development.

Pathways from environmental risk to children’s psychological maladjustment and resilience

14 November 2014

This research project tested how neighbourhood, family poverty and other adverse circumstances are related to children’s wellbeing, as gauged through emotional and behavioural outcomes.

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